Tamater Paneer (Golden fried cottage cheese in tomato sauce)

Tamater Paneer (Golden fried cottage cheese in tomato sauce)

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Servings: 6
Calories: 457


  • 1.1 lb Cottage cheese paneer, cut into 1/2 inch thick pieces
  • 8 floz Vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • 12 floz Water
  • 3 Cloves hung
  • 2 Black cardamom badi elaichi, crushed
  • 1 Cinnamon dalchini, 2 inch sticks
  • 2 Bay leaves tej patta
  • a pinch Asafoetida hing
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger powder sonth
  • 3 tsp Aniseed saunf powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 8 floz Tomato puree
  • Green chillies sliced and salt to taste


  • Heat the oil in a deep pan. Fry the cottage cheese until golden on the edges but not brown. Remove from the oil and soak in a pan of water.
  • Take a deep pot, reheat 4 tbsp oil. Add cloves, black cardamom, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, and asafoetida. Lower heat and add red chilli powder mixed with 4 tsp of water.
  • Stir briskly on high high for 30 seconds. Gently add the cottage cheese (with water), ginger and aniseed powders, garam masala, and salt. Cook for 10 minutes. Add the tomato puree, cook for 5 - 10 minutes, stirring carefully until the oil separates, remove from heat.
  • Garnish with green chillies and serve with rice.
Calories: 457 kcal
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Protein: 10 g
Fat: 43g
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 14 mg
Sodium: 323 mg
Potassium: 306 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 670 IU
Vitamin C: 5 mg
Calcium: 96 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Dishes Curries
Cuisine Indian
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